Reba McEntire’s Father Clark Passes Away

Singer Takes to Instagram for Moving Tribute

Early Friday (Oct. 24) morning, Reba McEntire went on social media to share the sad news her father had passed away on Thursday night.

With a photo of her father Clark on a horse, in a white cowboy hat, she posted this:

Clark McEntire had had a stroke in 2011, right around the same time his daughter was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“Just want to let you all know that my Daddy is back home after a long stint in hospitals and rehab,” she tweeted at the time. “Thanks so much for all your prayers.”

Mr. McEntire, 86, was a world champion steer roper and was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979, according to the Tulsa World newspaper . That same year, his daughter released “Daddy,” a song she wrote just for him.

“He worked real hard,” she sang. “And roped real good.”

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